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Posted on: April 14, 2021

DPH Follows FDA and CDC Guidance Pausing J&J Vaccinations in Georgia

DPH Follows FDA and CDC Guidance Pausing J&J Vaccinations in Georgia

Following the guidance and recommendations of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is pausing J&J (Janssen) vaccinations in Georgia until further...

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Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: April 7, 2021

Mask Requirement Continued in 15th Declaration of Local Emergency Approved through May 16

Coronavirus COVID-19 Update - Mayor & Commission

The Mayor and Commission approved a 15th declaration of a local state of emergency at their Regular Session on April 6, 2021. The declaration is in effect through May 16, 2021 unless extended, rescinded, superseded, or altered by the Mayor and Commission....

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Full 15th Declaration of a Local Emergency Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: April 14, 2021

Governor’s Statewide Executive Order Extended for April 8-30, 2021

Newsflash - Georgia State Flag

On March 31, 2021 Governor Brian P. Kemp signed Executive Order 03.31.21.03 which runs April 8-30. Although it continues some restrictions, the order:

  • Eliminates the Gatherings ban.
  • Eliminates Shelter-in-Place requirements.
  • Removes the critical infrastructur...
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PDF of Full Order Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: April 14, 2021

13th Order Extending Statewide Judicial Emergency

Coronavirus COVID-19 Update - Courts

Chief Justice Harold D. Melton extended for another month the Statewide Judicial Emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The order he signed on April 8, 2021 is the 13th he has signed that extends the emergency he first declared on March 14, 2020. Under s...

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13th Statewide Judicial Emergency Order Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: April 6, 2021

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to Provide COVID-19 Funeral Assistance for Individuals

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As part of the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 and the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will provide financial assistance to individuals for COVID-19 related funeral e...

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FEMA Funeral Assistance Information Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: April 5, 2021

Georgia Department of Community Affairs Rental Assistance Program

Georgia Department of Community Affairs Announces Rental Assistance Program

The State of Georgia received $552 million from U.S. Treasury's Federal Emergency Rental Assistance Program to provide relief to individuals, families, and landlords whose finances have been negatively impacted due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The G...

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Georgia Rental Assistance Program information Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: March 24, 2021

Georgians 16+ Eligible for COVID Vaccine Beginning Thursday, March 25, 2021

Newsflash - Georgia State Flag

The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) and Governor Brian Kemp announced on March 23, 2021 that the state will expand its COVID vaccine eligibility beginning March 25, 2021, to include all Georgians aged 16 and older. Increased COVID vaccine supply...

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GA DPH Vaccine Information & Locator Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: March 24, 2021

Clarke County School District Students Return to School Five-Days-a-Week on April 12

Clarke County School District

March 22, 2021 - Superintendent Dr. Xernona Thomas announced today that all Clarke County School District (CCSD) schools will resume full-time, in-person instruction following Spring Break on Monday, April 12, 2021, for all students.

Currently, Wednesdays ...

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Clarke County School District Website Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: March 3, 2021

Order Designating an Alternative Courthouse Location & Plan for Safe Resumption of Jury Trials

Coronavirus COVID-19 Update - Courts

ORDER DESIGNATING AN ALTERNATIVE COURTHOUSE LOCATION and PLAN FOR THE SAFE RESUMPTION OF JURY TRIAL PROCEEDINGS

IN ACCORDANCE WITH the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Georgia's Eighth Order Extending Declaration of Statewide Judicial Emergen...

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Full Signed Order (PDF) Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: January 8, 2021

Transit Remaining Fare-Free through June 30, 2021

Transit Fare-Free Through June 30, 2021

At their Regular Session meeting on January 6, 2021, the Athens-Clarke County Mayor and Commission unanimously agreed to continue fare-free transit for passengers through June 30, 2021, the end of the current fiscal year. In response to the coronavirus pa...

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Transit Website Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: August 14, 2020

Settlement Leaves Mask Ordinance Requirement in Effect, Changes Last Call to 11:30 p.m.

Settlement Leaves Mask Ordinance Requirement in Effect, Changes Last Call to 11:30 p.m.

The Mayor and Commission held a Special Called Session on Friday, August 14 at 8:15 a.m. to approve a settlement with plaintiffs related to the recent adoptions of a mask ordinance requirement for public and commercial spaces and an ordinance changing the...

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Declaration of Local State of Emergency Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: July 15, 2020

Second Standing Order for Court Procedures During COVID-19 Judicial Emergency

Standing Order for Court Procedures During COVID-19 Judicial Emergency

In accordance with the Fourth Order Extending Declaration of Statewide Judicial Emergency entered on July 12, 2020, by the Supreme Court of Georgia, the Judges of the Juvenile, Magistrate, Municipal, Probate, State, and Superior Courts of the Western Judi...

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Second Standing Order (PDF) Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates